CIVCO Medical Solutions announces the release of a new needle guidance system for use with Aloka’s UST-9133 transducer on the Alpha 10 (Version 6 and above) ultrasound systems. This needle guidance system is designed to increase the productivity of ultrasound-guided procedures including tissue biopsy, fluid aspirations and catheter placement. In addition, the single-use design of the needle guide reduces the risk of cross-contamination and increases patient throughput. CIVCO’s needle guidance systems utilize a two-part system consisting of a custom reusable biopsy bracket and a disposable snap-on needle guide. Together, these tools offer physicians reduced technique variability, providing a shorter learning curve and reduced procedure time.